MCLEAN, Va., Oct 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Gannett (NYSE: GCI) announced Lee Webber, president and publisher of The
Honolulu Advertiser, is retiring after 40 years with Gannett.
Prior to being named president and publisher of The Honolulu Advertiser,
Webber was president and publisher of Guam Publications and president of
Pacific Media, Inc. (1983 -2007).
"Lee has had a long and proud career with Gannett and USA TODAY. He has
won many top publishers' awards, including being named one of Gannett's
Top Ten Publishers several times and earning six Gannett President's
Rings. At the same time, his leadership abilities are highly respected
and the results of his deep commitment to community involvement,
especially in Guam where he spent 32 years with Gannett, will be
long-lasting," said Bob Dickey, president of U.S. Community Publishing.
Lee was general executive of USA TODAY International Asia/Pacific Region
(1989-1993), and director of operations for USA TODAY International
Asia/Pacific Region (1987-1990), working with the team to launch USA
TODAY Asia. From 1970 until 1983, he served in a number of executive
positions with Guam Publications, including marketing director, director
of community relations and circulation manager.
Before joining Gannett in 1970, he served honorably with the U.S.
Navy/Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War as a Hospital Corpsman
from 1966-1970, serving with the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd
Recon Battalion, in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He earned 10 military
awards, including a Combat Action Ribbon, dual Presidential and Navy
Unit Citations and the Vietnam Service Medal (with four bronze stars).
As publisher, Lee helped re-establish the Guam USO in the 1990s.
His community involvement includes serving as president for various
Guam-based organizations, ranging from the Pacific Area Jaycees and the
Navy League of the United States (Guam) to the Guam Chamber of Commerce
Armed Forces Committee and the Archery Association. He was an archery
coach for the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona, Spain, in July 1992. His board
membership - past and present -- spans more than two-dozen
community/professional organizations and foundations.
"I want to thank Lee for his dedication, support and enthusiasm over the
years," added Dickey. "He has shown extraordinary leadership and has
helped Gannett move forward with its strategic plans."
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information
company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile,
newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader
with hundreds of newspaper and TV web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the
nation's top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local
MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 82 daily U.S. newspapers,
including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper, and
more than 600 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND.
Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett
subsidiary Newsquest is one of the UK's leading regional community news
providers, with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly
newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of web sites.
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